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What is startmenu_hook.exe?

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How does startmenu_hook.exe run?

Process - startmenu_hook.exe is an instance of a running program. This program executes under the SYSTEM account within Windows with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. startmenu_hook.exe is executed by the process startmenuservices.exe (StartMenu8 by IObit Information Technology).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the startmenu_hook.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of startmenu_hook.exe users, 49.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is startmenu_hook.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00087% CPU8685.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.89 MB RAM13.4%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
              31 GDI objects20.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\iobit\startmenu8\startmenu_hook.exe

Are there other versions of startmenu_hook.exe?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by this process.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: startmenu_hook.exe
Publisher: IObit (verified)
Size: 29.28 KB

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0015277067%
Privileged CPU: 0.0006591854%
User CPU: 0.00086852128879%
Privileged CPU time: 296.88 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 106,070,773
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 76.83 MB
Peak committed memory: 79.35 MB
Paged memory: 2.89 MB
Peak paged memory: 3.05 MB
Paged system memory: 150.87 KB
Non-paged system memory: 11.77 KB
Working set memory: 1.27 MB
Peak working set memory: 7.2 MB
Min working set memory: 4 KB
Private memory: 2.89 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 31
Peak GDI objects: 35
USER objects: 24
Peak USER objects: 24
Handle count average: 127
Thread count average: 3
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\IObit\Start Menu 8\StartMenu_Hook.exe"

Image hashes

MD5: b8566eeb619639df54cd70eeebfdf3a9
SHA-1: e9309e48e761aa477de4bb26257e0bbeb844af9f

PE image details

File packed: No
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